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Belmont County Humane Society Steps In to Care for Cats

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The recent cold weather poses a hazard to stray cats in the area, so the Belmont County Humane Society is helping to alleviate the problem by providing spaying and neutering service and helping to find homes for them. The county animal shelter is currently unable to accept cats, with the ...

McKinley Asked About Student Debt at West Liberty University

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WEST LIBERTY — Many college students are amassing huge amounts of debt that could take decades to repay, so some at West Liberty University on Friday asked U.S. Rep. David McKinley if Congress has any plans to lessen their financial burdens. McKinley, R-W.Va., addressed students majoring in ...

U.S. Attorney Bill Powell Launches Health Care Task Force

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U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announces the creation of the Health Care Crimes Task Force, an initiative to investigate and prosecute opioid diversion, health care fraud, and other illegal activities in the health care field. “It is a priority of this office to prosecute those who use their ...

Students in Moundsville Jump Into Promoting Heart Health

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After a fundraiser held at McNinch Primary School brought in nearly $4,000 to be donated to the American Heart Association. The fundraiser culminated in an early break to the learning day at the school. During this time, the students who brought in the most money participated in a jump rope ...

Did Facebook Share Your Data? You’ll Know on Monday

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NEW YORK (AP) — Anyone who’s been wondering if their private Facebook data might have been swept up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal will soon get their first clues. Starting Monday, all 2.2 billion Facebook users will receive a notice on their feeds, titled “Protecting Your ...

I-470 Reopens

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BETHLEHEM — Traffic on Interstate 470 is moving again after a multi-vehicle accident near the top of the hill closed it for a few hours this afternoon.

Trump Goes Off Script In the Mountain State

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WHEELING — West Virginia’s Republican elite turned out Thursday to thank President Donald Trump for keeping a focus on the Mountain State, and setting forth policies they see as improving the lives of West Virginians. Tension in the 2018 race for West Virginia’s U.S. Senate Seat also ...

Volunteers Sought To ‘Make Wheeling Shine’

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Spring cleaning will take on a new dimension when volunteers get together April 14 for the city’s “Make Wheeling Shine” clean-up project. City of Wheeling officials will team up with employees of Williams Lea Tag and other volunteers for a cleanup in and along Wheeling Creek. The event ...

New Martinsville Man Charged With Abuse Of Infant

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A New Martinsville man has been charged with child abuse and neglect after his 3-month-old son was found blue and barely breathing at their home on Wednesday. Police arrested Joshua Lyons, 36, of 6129 Foundry St. in the Brooklyn section of the city. According to New Martinsville Police Chief ...

Wheeling Leaders Want Action on Vacant Eatery

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WHEELING — Mayor Glenn Elliott doesn’t want to hear about how difficult it is to develop property in East Wheeling, despite the property manager of the former Keg und Kraut remarking that out-of-town visitors don’t like what they see in that part of town. “We had someone look out the ...

Bellaire Hopes to Avoid Sanctions by Starting Water Plant Work

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By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer Bellaire Village Council took financial steps Thursday night to begin a $4.5 million renovation of its water plant, hoping the move helps them avoid imminent sanctions from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Council members began the meeting by seeking ...

Surgeon General: More Should Carry Naloxone

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ATLANTA (AP) — The nation’s chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation’s opioid crisis and save lives. Speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta on Thursday morning, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. ...

Cleveland Man Charged Following Drug Seizure in Moundsville

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A Cleveland man is facing several drug charges after the Marshall County Drug Task Force seized 120 grams of suspected crack cocaine from him in a McDonald’s parking lot. Marshall County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Bill Helms said the task force had been making controlled buys of drugs ...

Marshall County Commission Declares Support for Library

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During a Marshall County Commission meeting this week, commissioners heard from representatives of the Moundsville-Marshall County Library and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program who presented proclamations of support. Jim Stultz, representing the library board, presented a proclamation in ...

Trade Dispute With China Continues to Escalate

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump instructed the U.S. trade representative to consider slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods on Thursday in a dramatic escalation of the trade dispute between the two countries. Trump’s surprise move came a day after Beijing ...